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Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza

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All reviews breeding center darwin center iguana crossing santa cruz tortoise breeding eggs el chato gorgeous walk young turtles gift shop galapagos tortoises minute walk natural setting great place to visit nice trail different species giant turtles
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as part of our guided tour. Very interesting place. Good information on efforts to save these native animals. Tortoises of several species and ages on view. A bit stark as some reviewers noted , but here the adult tortoises are well cared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jobenn9936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having visited El Chato Reserve on Santa Cruz Island earlier in the trip (where the giant tortoises were roaming freely everywhere in a very natural setting, it was disappointing to see the tortoises here all in penned areas long on concrete and dry ground.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This was definitely one of the highlights of visiting the Galapagos. Seeing so many of these huge tortoises very in age from only a few years to over 150 years old and hearing about how and why they have to breed them and protect them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnshelleyb
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice center with several types of turtles from newborn to several years old. They also have a kind with a flatter shell that was saved from extinction. The walk here was very nice - follow the malecon out of town to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

You can bike or walk here along a boardwalk.It is a great thing to do. We biked so all in all it took us about 2 hours. We combined this with our ride out to the Wall of Tears

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lareine R
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Visit this tortoise centre to learn about the Giant Galápagos Tortoise and see what is being done to help breed and release them back into the wilderness. See different types and learn about why they differ from Island to Island.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 854DP
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Rent a bike and ride out on the beach to visit them. Great place to visit solo or with a group. Easy 2 hour trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank befird
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The turtle breeding center was interesting to see. You were able to see turtles of varying ages and the efforts of the facility to increase the population of the Galapagos turtles. At the El Chato Tortoise Reserve, we saw maybe 15 Galapagos tortoises -- very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Another layer to understanding the Galapagos and all that’s it’s about. Interesting learning about the land turtles and efforts to grow their population. So well done and so worth your time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StevePeggy
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited this site twice during out 3 week stay on Isabela Island. It is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk, a lot on boardwalk just past and behind the Iguana Crossing Hotel and after visiting the flamingos right behind the hotel. On our second visit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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